Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332

Announcements

FunDay – We hope you will join us on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 PM for our afternoon of fun and games. Please bring your favorite games and snacks. It is sure to be a great time! 



Young Life of Adams County will hold its annual Fundraising Banquet on Monday February 24th from 6:30- 8:30 PM at the Gettysburg Hotel.  LMC is sponsoring 2 tables.  Please talk with Pastor Mark or Lynn Miller if you are interested in attending. 



Scotland 2021 - Pastor Mark and Pastor Dale are offering an educational, study tour to Scotland, October 8 to 17, 2021. This religious travel program is being organized by WorldStrides. Our Senior Tour Coordinator, Bill Burke, will be with us on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 to discuss our trip. For more information about our Scotland trip, to learn more about Scotland and to understand some of the wonderful experiences available through international travel please attend this informational meeting. 



Ash Wednesday – Please join us Ash Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM in Fellowship Hall for a light soup dinner followed by a service of prayer, Bible study, reflection and personal prayer. 


Lenten Program - Pastor Mark will be offering a five-week book discussion using the popular book by Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy. Books are now available for $10.00 each. Amazon also has used copies of this book available if you wish to order your own. Our Lenten program will include a light soup dinner beginning at 6:00 with the discussion beginning at 6:30 for the five Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Note: Because of the CARES program using our building, March 3 and 10 will be in the Community Room at Dietrick Village. 


Couple’s Study Group will meet March 14th 6-8 PM at the home of Dave & Pat Diehl.  Please bring a covered dish to share. We will be using the book “A Couple After Gods Own Heart” as our study this year.  Books cost $6.00 each - please see Jim and Bev Benner for your copy.  



Did you revitalize your relationship with your spouse by attending the LMCPC marriage retreat, “A Marriage Worth Repeating”, in January 2020? 
-IF SO, WOULD YOU CONSIDER JOINING OUR 2021 MARRIAGE RETREAT PLANNING COMMITTEE?
-IF NOT, WOULD YOU CONSIDER JOINING OUR 2021 MARRIAGE RETREAT PLANNING COMMITTEE?  Each year, several couples gather to develop a theme for the retreat and define fun activities that help give us new Biblical insights into our relationship with God and each other. We are looking for fresh ideas for our 2021 retreat.  Our first planning meeting for the 2021 marriage retreat will be on May 6, 7 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. We will brainstorm  our THEME, develop our planning TIMELINE, and assign RESPONSIBILITIES for making the 2021 retreat all that God intends. Please contact Cathy Michaliga, 703-994-0289, if you are interested in joining our committee.

 

Virginia Woods Scholarship
- If you are a high school senior, student who has success-fully completed at least one year at an accredited post-secondary education institution or are pursuing a master’s degree or some type of further education you are eligible to apply for the Virginia Woods Scholarship ($1000.00). Applicants must be a member of LMCPC and active participant in the life of the church. Applications are available in the Narthex or you can call or e-mail Barb Schwartz (717-642-5332 or office@lmcpc.org) to request an application. Submission deadline is Wednesday, April 1.


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS​ 


Sunday School - Throughout Lent the room 4 Sunday morning adult group will explore the gifts that Christ provided to us at His crucifixion.  We will use a book and a video titled He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado.  The gifts He provided include not only the gift of the cross, but the gift of the thorns that pierced His brow, the nails that tore His flesh, the seamless robe that He removed for us and the empty tomb where He forever defeated sin and death. The group meets at 9:45 in room 4 of Fellowship Hall.  
 


Coat Ministry – There is a box in the hallway of the Education Building for clean, gently used coats. They will be taken to the shelter and given to the homeless in Gettysburg. Warm coats are very appreciated this time of year. 



Fitness Program - "FUNnFITNESS" 

The Fitness Program lead by Dave Diehl is Thursday's at 9:00 AM.  The class is cancelled on March 5 & 12 due to the CARES homeless shelter using our building. 




Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study and Prayer Meeting

This Bible Study is taking December 25th and January 1 off.  The study will resume on Wednesday, January 8 at 1:30 PM.  The Prayer Meeting begins at 2:45 PM.